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Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Ann Pamela Cunningham to Rembrandt Peale, undated (036)

 File — Box 102
Scope and Contents

Draft letter in writing of a secretary. Has written to Miss Macalester about his proposal to lecture in Philadelphia on his paintings of Washington and she has responded favorably. ERL-34. Undated 036.

Dates: undated (036)

Letter, Rembrandt Peale to G.P. Putnam, 1857 June 20

 Item — Box 75, Folder: 1857.06.20
Identifier: 2022-SC-003
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter, signed. Rembrandt Peale, known for his 'porthole portraits' of George Washington, recalls his father painting the earliest known image of Washington in 1772 as well as a miniature he painted for Martha Washington.

Dates: 1857 June 20

Memoir, Rembrandt Peale, 1857

 Item — Box 75, Folder: 1857.00.00
Identifier: RM-617; MS-4527
Scope and Contents

D. 12 pages. A lengthy memoir of Rembrandt Peale's involvement with W-n portraiture, beginning with his 3 sittings from life in Phila. in 1795 and recounting his self-described life-long "obsession" to create a perfect portrait of W-n. Describes evolution of his various styles of treating his subj: equestrian, porthole, etc. Includes criticism of other painters, anecdotes of George Washington, etc. May be a partial text of his lecture on the subject, see "Eisen", vol. 2.

Dates: 1857

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